UAE weather: Temperature drops to 6.1 °C, fog over Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on January 27, 2021 | Last updated on January 27, 2021 at 08.25 am
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The police urged motorists to follow the revised speed limits while driving in foggy weather.

The lowest temperature recorded over the UAE on Wednesday morning was 6.1 °C at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, at 02:15 UAE time, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCMS) .

Dense fog covered almost all the parts of Abu Dhabi and Dubai on Wednesday morning, affecting visibility. The Abu Dhabi Police announced activation of speed reduction to 80kmph on major external roads to ensure safety of motorists.

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The National Centre of Meteorology issued a fog alert and said it’s likely to continue on Thursday morning with visibility reducing to less than 1,000 metres.

In Dubai, areas including Jebel Ali, Margham, Al Qudra Road and other internal and coastal areas woke up to layers of thick fog.

In Abu Dhabi, the police urged motorists to follow the revised speed limits while driving in foggy weather.

Through their social media posts, the police reminded all drivers to comply with the instructions shown on smart towers. Speed limits are automatically reduced on Abu Dhabi roads and highways during adverse weather or foggy conditions.

According to the police speed reduction system has been activated on Al Wiqan - Al Ain Road, Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road, Al Sad - Sweihan Road, Abu Dhabi - Sweihan Road, Al Ain – Dubai Road and Trucks Road.

Drivers were urged to increase the distance between vehicles to avoid accidents and to never overtake/change lanes in low visibility conditions.

The penalty for not adhering to safe driving instructions during fog is Dh500 and four black points, according to the Federal Traffic Law.

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